Many of us went through difficult or painful things in our childhood that we may not realize have had a negative impact on us as adults. Although these weren’t necessarily severely traumatic experiences, there are still many ways that your childhood affects your lifestyle and ways your childhood is affecting you now. These harmful experiences in childhood can lead to thing like self-abandonment, emotional enmeshment, people pleasing, being emotional disconnected from yourself or others, identity struggles, or unhealthy relationship patterns… to name a few. And here we’re going to learn what some of those experiences were and how to heal, grow and move past the unhelpful effects they may be having.